Tuesday, May 31

packing for a spot of beavering...

tomorrow, myself and Miss Ethel are leaving the shed for a visit with my adopted auntie. Miss Ethel is particularly tres delighted as she has not left the shed for a spin since last September. i am packing up lots of vintage fabrics and lace, where upon arriving at my adopted auntie's lovely old grey cottage by a babbling brook, we will spend many quality hours beavering away together making apron wraps. we are being most disciplined and will not spend our time chin wagging as we are apt to do, only to find several hours later we have achieved nothing for our time spent together other than putting the world to rights.

my adopted auntie has done a cracking job at rustling up some more lovely high hope flags to hang in the shop window. we have been most happy with how well they have sold and i in turn have been most happy with the results of cutting up all the leftovers she kindly saved for me.


little itty bitty high hope strings, all doing rather a lovely job of making it look like Spring has Sprung in my studio. which of course it has not and i do believe as tomorrow is the first of June it is likely to not Spring at all this year and now i am just hoping Summer does us the pleasure of his company before we go 'a little spare' in these parts.


the itty bitty strings are to travel the seas with me to England in three weeks time. along with the large high hope flags, they are destined to bring a certain dottie angelness to a lovely cottage by the sea. if indeed you are thinking you may like to visit this cottage by the sea and spend some quality time learning the way i 'patch and a piece' secondhand fabrics together then it would be lovely to have you join us. we still have a few places left, so if you are sitting on the fence pondering if this is something you may like to do then please do get in contact with either myself or Angela so we may help you get down off your fence and pack up your vintage stash and head to Suffolk in July. did i mention before that Our #1 will also be joining us, yes indeedy she will be my right hand man (or girl as the case maybe) and i am thinking, i could not ask for a better assistant, yes grand stuff indeed

she has packed a suitcase, just in case she is tempted to stay a while with her adopted auntie ~ Tif

19 comments:

Ashley said...

I just adore all of your lovely posts and images, your blog is certainly a pick-me-up for myself on this rather gloomy day in whats suppose to be "sunny California". Have a delightful week! Xoxoxo

wood & wool stool said...

wow those little itty bitty high hope strings look so incredibly festive!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I have a hen named Ethel. She is ginger and gorgeous. :)

mel @ loved said...

that sounds just lovely, enjoy! I LOVE my high hope flags, thank you so much..x

by Teresa said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful plans for the next month.. can't wait to see photos from all this beavering!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

dottie angel said...

thank you my lovely readers, indeed Ethel is a grand name for a chicken. mine are less fortunate with their names!
delighted mel you loved the flags, mine are doing a grand job outside the back making it feel like spring despite the lack of...

i'll do my best Teresa!
Ashley, you are most kind.
and
Ingrid, festive indeed!

Mandy said...

Hi Tif,
I've been looking up the details of the Suffolk trip but I cant seem to find details of accommodation. Do you know if the rooms are shared?
Hugs
Daisy x

Bonnie said...

How lovely! Enjoy! I love those pretty buntings of scraps! Here today in South Africa, it is a miserable, winters day-cold and raining and so to come here and see such spring-like photos is lovely!

Riitta Sinikka said...

Wonderful...I love all of these..best regards..Riitta Sinikka

SibylHarbinger said...

Beautiful! I love all the colours and flowers! They will look great in a seaside cottage. I hope the weather holds up for you.

Kate said...

Dottie,
I hope you don't mind, I did a small review of your blog. I've been following it for several months and I just wanted to share it with my (few) readers!

allie jane young said...

Ahhh I wish I could go, as Suffolk is only a few hours drive. But allas we go on holiday 3 wks later. I just keep think a few days without my children ahh bliss. But to all those who go have a gr8 time!!

Get Campie! said...

I so wish I could join you! Adore your little flags!

dottie angel said...

oh thank you my lovelies!
Mandy Daisy, i have sent you an email, thank you for your inquiry my dear :)

gianna caputo said...

i love all of your vintage fabrics! i wish there were more of them in my neck of the woods!

catnap said...

I've been scrolling back through Older Posts, since I'm new around here, looking for banners. I don't know if you've ever done one like this (I couldn't get through all the old posts because I kept stopping to read them.) It reminded me of you, so I thought you'd enjoy it.
http://www.annemariesbreiblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/holy-stitch.html
Or, is it bunting? Flags? whatever.

dottie angel said...

catnap! that is lovely and yes i have something similar in fabrics hanging in my bedroom, along the lines of my hangy me jigs.
i have so many versions of the good old garland, have no idea how you would find them all amongst the rambles! but they are there.
here's a few links

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottieangel/5239181774/in/set-72157625369188578/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottieangel/4990957732/in/set-72157600219566230

Carol said...

Oh how I love all that you create!!! Ever think of coming to lovely Vermont for a workshop?????
Thanks for sharing all of your loveliness in your blog with us!

dottie angel said...

thank you Carol! Vermont has always sounded so far away and exotic to me :)
must be the Brit in me... who knows, perhaps one day!